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Basic Arrhythmias, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Gail Walraven

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 8, 2010

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For all courses in basic or introductory cardiography.


Basic Arrhythmias, Seventh Edition gives beginning students a strong basic understanding of the common, uncomplicated rhythms that are a foundation for further learning and success in electrocardiography. The first eight chapters, which can be used as self-instruction, cover basic electrophysiology, waves and measurements, rhythm analysis, and the five major groups of arrhythmias. Basic Arrthymias then introduces cardiac anatomy, clinical manifestations, 12-lead electrocardiography, and cardiac pacemakers. This new Seventh Edition contains more learning objectives, as well as new and upgraded illustrations. It also integrates with, an online site providing extensive study resources, learning tools, and interactive exercises.

Table of Contents



1. Electrophysiology

2. Waves and Measurements

3. Analyzing EKG Rhythm Strips

4. Sinus Rhythms

5. Atrial Rhythms

6. Junctional Rhythms

7. Heart Blocks

8. Ventricular Rhythms

9. Practice Makes Perfect

10. Final Challenge

Appendix A. Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology

Appendix B. Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications of Arrhythmias

Appendix C. 12-Lead Electrocardiography

Appendix D. Basic 12-Lead Interpretation

Appendix E. Pacemakers


Index of Practice Strips by Rhythm Names

Subject Index

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Basic Arrhythmias, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$53.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-254547-1